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What Can I Do to Strengthen My Body After Having a Baby?

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First off .. congratulations!

Yes, there are a lot of ways that you can restrengthen your body after having your child. The most important principle is strengthening the core. That's the underlying principle in strengthening the body and balance and there are several ways that you can do that.

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The Truth About Wellness: Stress

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Wellness is currently the growing craze right now. But what does it really mean, wellness. So many people are joining the bandwagon with detoxification and cleansing, colonics, exercise and weight loss programs, herbal therapies, homeopathy all claiming to be well, however missing a few very important steps.

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How Do I Remain a Warrior Instead of a Worrier?

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For those men out there who are getting a little bit older and who worry about their levels of testosterone dropping, here’s what you need to know.

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Where Have all the Good Grains Gone?

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We are always searching for variety in our foods as we move towards healthy eating, and as we move towards whole grains and unrefined foods, brown rice and oatmeal starts to take its toll on our sanity.  So, I put together a little summary of some not-so-well known grains that a great in taste, gluten free (for those who need that), and easy to prepare!

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Start with Veggies!

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We are focusing on mindful nutrition and this week, we're starting with veggies!

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7 Veggies You Must Have In Your Diet

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Why is there such an emphasis on fruits and vegetables when talking about healthy nutrition? What is all the fuss? Research has proven many health and healing benefits of different nutrient components of fruits from beta carotene in carrots to sulphurane in broccoli and sprouts. There are many chemical compounds that work with the cells inside of the body to both regulate and stop abnormal cell growth. In addition, vegetables contain immune boosting and anti-oxidant value which help to remove damaged cells that may cause inflammation that promotes disease as well. There are vast amount of healing veggies available, but here are 7 vegetables that are a must have in your regular diet.

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Making a Spring Kale Salad

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Today we have a great recipe for you. I have to tell you I love kale. But for so long I never liked to eat kale raw because I thought it’s so potent, it’s so hard to chew, and I didn’t realize it was so easy to make a kale salad. Today, we’re going make a springy kale salad with a lovely citrus dressing.

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Benefits of Pranayama

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On my radio show the Wellness Blueprint Radio, my colleagues Deb Davies, Andrew Carr, and I talked about the benefits of pranayama. Because it was such an energetically expansive conversation and very informative, I felt that a follow up blog would be beneficial.

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Are There any Natural Treatments for Fibroids?

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I have treated many women naturally for fibroids and here is primarily what we focus on.

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Laughter is Truly the Best Medicine

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Have you ever noticed that feeling of euphoria that you feel when you have a long hard laugh? That’s because laughter is more than diffuser of stressful situations and a distracter from negative emotions; Laughter contains numerous physical benefits as well. Here are some fun facts that may convince you to laugh more in your daily life.

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Spice Up Your Food with Herbs

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This week we’re focusing on how to spice up your recipes with herbs and spices.

We often default to salt and pepper in our cooking, and salt can actually be detrimental in excess, raising our blood pressure, causing water retention, among other things. There are so many wonderful herbs and spices out there that are not only tasty to add to any meal but are healing in nature.

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Finding Meaning in Life Through Acknowledging Death

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[A special dedication honoring the life and transition of Jamilah Nation]

We all experience death and loss at some point in our lives. However, death should not be the first time we consider the meaning of our own lives, nor should we avoid talking about death as part of the meaning of life.

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What Lies Are You Telling Yourself and How it May be Making You Sick

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It has been well studied that the power of thought can influence the body’s ability to heal. There are many self-help books on positive thinking and it’s effects. However, what is not always addressed are the subtle tapes that we as humans sometimes play in our head that can be holding us back from our full health potential and even could be making us more ill. These are called your internal dialogues.

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Should I be Concerned About Systolic Hypertension?

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That's a loaded question! You should be concerned but that should not effect your activity as long as your blood pressure is controlled. Here are the things that you should be concerned about.

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Protecting Yourself from Radiation Naturally

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First of all, radiation exposure can come from various sources from nuclear plants to medical technology to airport technology to natural & cosmic sources (atmosphere & soil). Generally, the amount of radiation we are exposed to on a daily basis is minimal unless you are in an industry that necessitates repeated exposure.

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Making an Alkaline Smoothie

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The trending topic now is how to make your body more alkaline. Another more popular topic is juicing. So I figured what we do is put the two together and make an alkaline juice for you to drink and help to cleanse your body. We have a lemon, avocado, some celery, cucumber, parsley, some garlic, and just some ice. That’s all you need. So a lot of these have great detox and cleansing element, and they will help to make your body more alkaline so you can help to fight off infections and just keep your body in a healthy state.

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Emotional Benefits Connecting Through Food

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Often times we do not think of the health benefits of eating beyond the nutritional value. However, there is importance to not only what we eat, but how we eat. Healthy eating can be described from a social standpoint as well as a nutritional standpoint. Communal eating (or eating with others) has been tradition in many cultures and in many arenas, and appropriately so as it has many benefits from social to romantic. Think about the last time you attended or hosted a dinner party or potluck. Did you experience connection on various levels? Was it a satisfying social and emotional experience? Let’s look at the different benefits of communal eating more closely.

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Fitness Dates

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We’re focusing on making fitness fun. And this month your challenge is to create a fun fitness date with your spouse or your significant other.

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5 Fun Fitness Ideas You Can Do with a Fitness Buddy

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Exercise can seem like a chore, but that generally is about our perception of what exercise has to look like. If we see exercise as a chore or something that “has to be done” then it just becomes work. However, if we see it as an opportunity to get out and do something fun and active, it could be a whole different story.

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Wild Rice and Vegetable Stir Fry

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This wild rice and vegetable stir fry is a quick and easy way to get a healthy dinner on the table in 30 minutes flat and it makes a lot of food so there is always plenty of leftovers for lunch tomorrow. Enjoy!!

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